News from District 97

Lincoln School Earns Grant from Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation 
The Lincoln PTO was awarded a $1000 grant from the Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation’s Future Philanthropist Program, which will be used to create a community garden behind the school. The grant proposal was written by teachers Claire Bartell, Diane Conmy, Matthew Kuntz, Rebecca Meisinger and Lindsay Smith, parent Laura Hsieh and Principal Cathy Hamilton.  Please click here to read more about the Future Philanthropist Program.

Bus Buddies Program at Whittier 
The March-April edition of the Whittier Greenleaf Newsletter features an article about the school’s Bus Buddies program that was written by students. Bus Buddies is a program that pairs up early childhood students with a fourth or fifth grader who helps them with bus dismissal each day. Please click here to read the article.

Award-Winning Documentary Now Showing at Lake Theatre
The PTO Council is inviting Oak Park parents/guardians and interested community members to consider attending a screening of the award-winning documentary “Bully,” which is showing at the Lake Theatre through May 3. Please click here to read a message from the council about the documentary.

Beye Wins Reading Olympics 
Beye Elementary School recently won the district-wide Reading Olympics. Please click here to view photos of the winning team.

Ethnic Fest
Reminder – The 32nd Annual Ethnic Fest will be held at Julian Middle School on Saturday, May 5. Read More >>

Bone Marrow Drive
Reminder – Mann Elementary School will be hosting a bone marrow drive with the Be The Match Foundation on Monday, May 7 from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Read More >>

District 97 Fun Run
Reminder – The 20th Annual District 97 Fun Run will be held on Saturday, May 12. Read More >>

Helpful Links
Below are links that feature important school and district-related information and resources.

Digital Backpack Food Service Registration District 97 Twitter Calendars
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